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February 28, 2020

"JOE I KNOW" -- STATE SENATOR ERIC LESSER

The “Joe I Know” series features videos highlighting Joe’s personal connections with residents and local leaders across the state

Watertown, MA — On Friday, Kennedy for Massachusetts launched the third in a series of videos highlighting personal relationships that Congressman Joe Kennedy III has built with residents and local leaders across Massachusetts. The digital video campaign, “Joe I Know,” includes personal testimony from people Joe has worked with to pass legislation, fight with on an issue, or met on the campaign trail.

This video features State Senator Eric Lesser, who represents Chicopee, Springfield, East Longmeadow, Hampden, Longmeadow, Ludlow, Wilbraham, Belchertown and Granby of the First Hampden & Hampshire District. Lesser is a former aide to the Obama Administration and is one of the youngest members of the Massachusetts State Senate.

As a state senator, Lesser has fought tirelessly for greater economic opportunity and quality of life for Western Massachusetts, with initiatives around high-speed rail, a high-tech economy, job training, and innovation in government. Senator Lesser also spearheads the Senate’s agenda on millennial issues, including technology policy, student debt, and greater youth engagement in public affairs.

Senator Lesser endorsed Kennedy in November and has joined Kennedy on the campaign trail in Western Massachusetts multiple times this year.

“I’m with Joe because he really cares,” said Senator Lessor. “He’s very committed, he works hard, and he is in it for the right reasons. He really has a vision for where Massachusetts needs to be and where all of our communities need to go together.”

Senator Lesser is part of a growing list of young, diverse, and rising leaders in Massachusetts to endorse Kennedy for Senate. On the campaign trail, he has earned endorsements from State Senator Diana DiZoglio, State Senator Adam Hinds, State Senator Joe Boncore, State Representative Jon Santiago, Boston City Councilor Matt O’Malley, Chelsea City Councilor Judith Garcia, Greenfield City Council President Ashli Stempel, Lawrence City Council President Kendrys Vazquez, Worcester City Councilor Sarai Rivera, Brockton City Councilor Rita Mendes, Springfield City Councilors Justin Hurst, Adam Gomez and Trayce Whitfield, Brookline Select Board Member Raul Fernandez, Berkshire District Attorney Andrea Harrington, and many others.

“All across the nation, there is a rising generation of leaders reshaping our politics,” said Kennedy. “As we gear up to address the hardest issues of our generation -- like fighting climate change, building better public school systems, and working to ensure housing is affordable for all -- it is critical we build and unite the broad coalition that is required to actually achieve progressive reform. I am proud to stand with so many rising leaders in Massachusetts, and I look forward to the big things we will do together in the future.”

Posted on February 28, 2020 in Press Releases.